Follow Critical Mass Art every Sunday (for the next little while) on Instagram and Facebook as we explore the medium of sound art. We’ll cover some ‘edutaining’ art history soundbites, prompt you to do some sound activities at home, and introduce you to the artists and work happening behind the scenes of an exciting sound art project we are currently developing for a mobile app.
Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art is currently developing a Port Hope SoundWalks Art APP, made possible with funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation. The app will launch by Fall 2021 and the community will be invited to download the app to experience and explore contemporary sound art walks around Port Hope directly on their phones.
APP NAMING CONTEST
Deadline Extended 1 week! We will announce the selected APP Name on Sunday, June 6th.
For more information contact:
Critical Mass Art
SOUND ART SUNDAYS
EPISODE ONE: SOUND ART SEEDLINGS
Artist Fiona Crangle, explores a look at the stories of the pioneers of Sound Art before we even called it Sound Art!
EPISODE THREE: A SONIC BOOM
Fiona Crangle explores the idea of field recording and sound walking as a way to collect and be aware of sound, and discusses the introduction of digital technology as a result of the sonic boom of multimedia art in the 2000s.
EPISODE #5: Talk the Walk with Hamilton Perambulatory Unit
In this episode, Fiona Crangle interviews two of the artists who are working on a sound art project for Critical Mass – Donna Akrey and Taien Ng-Chan of Hamilton Permabulatory Unit. She explores the role that sound plays in their art practices and touches on what they’re concocting for Port Hope!
Meet Jean-François Primeau
Before we kick off our interview with Jean-François Primeau, we talk about his new baby! Congratulations!!!
Final Episode: APP + ART = Together
In this final episode of Sound Art Sundays, Fiona speaks with Kate and Neil of Maker’s Dozen, the team behind the app development for our sound walk project. We find the similarities between making apps and making art and toss around a lot of big ideas. Added bonus: you’re gonna hear a new big word!
SOUND ART SUNDAYS
EPISODE TWO: SOUND AND VISION
Artist Fiona Crangle, explores sound art from the 1970’s to 1990’s (the first three decades of this newly acknowledged art medium of sound) and how sound explores the dimensions of time and space.
EPISODE #4: HEARING IS SEEING
Artist Fiona Crangle, wraps up our overview of Sound Art history. Tune in as we explore the ideas tackled by contemporary sound art and the different (social political) ways sound can be presented.
EPISODE #7: Magical Realism with Jean-François Primeau
In this episode, we talk Magical Realism and artist influences with sound artist Jean-François Primeau and reveal more about his process and his Port Hope project.
PART TWO: BONUS Content! Sound Art MONDAY
More with Jean-François Primeau
We hope you have enjoyed Sound Art Sundays!
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the reveal of our APP naming contest, and details for the launch of our first sound walks this September.